Ryan Reynolds in Final Talks for Highlander

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Ryan Reynolds attends the "Safe House" premiere at the SVA Theater on February 7, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Ryan Reynolds is going to be the new Highlander. What the what! Indeed, Variety reports that Reynolds is in final negotiations to take over the immortal — har, har — franchise. It's not clear exactly what the new film will be about, but there's an essential truth here and it's that Ryan Reynolds is poised to be the new Highlander. Born to be kings, princes of the universe, etc.